2012-05-31 / Local & State

Bush Golfs At SW Pa. Resort

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) – Former president George W. Bush was spotted playing a round of golf at a southwestern Pennsylvania resort, where he chatted briefly with neighbors and posed for a few pictures with resort guests.

The Altoona Mirror reports Friday that Bush took a private jet from Texas to the Bedford County Airport before U.S. Secret Service agents escorted him to the Omni Bedford Springs Resort, about 90 miles southeast of Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Bush, the nation’s 43rd president, is the 10th president to visit since the resort opened.

The hotel is famed for its mineral springs and for being the summer White House of President James Buchanan in the 1800s. The hotel fell into disrepair and closed in 1990 before reopening after a $120 million renovation and expansion project in May 2007.

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